TC Electronic BH800 Bass Amp
TC Electronic’s BH250 bass amp was a truly innovative piece of gear. A lightweight, full-featured micro bass head with an onboard tuner, it also features the company’s TonePrint technology for loading signature effects from a roster of world-class players and experts. Perhaps its streamlined controls made some players long for just a little bit more while maintaining the portability and usability of the amp, and a little more power never goes astray. How about bumping it up to 800 watts?
MarkBass Nano Mark 300
This isn’t the 70s, and we’re not all getting around with panel vans or Kombis capable of stashing an 8X10 cabinet and a massive tube head. But Markbass understands that we still want big, loud, powerful bass tones, even if we don’t want to put up with the backbreaking impracticalities. To that end they offer the Nano Mark 300, their smallest ever bass amp.
Markbass Minimark 802
When I think of Markbass amps, the thing that stands out to me most - apart from how light they usually are, which my spine certainly appreciates - is how effortlessly useful their VLE and VPF tone controls are. A common feature on many Markbass amps, they allow you to control specifc frequency ranges, and they’re often paired with a more comprehensive network of tone controls. But on the Minimark 802, they’re the only tone control available. This is a very, very stripped down amp for the player who either doesn’t need a huge range of tones, or uses so many different tones from different outboard units that they need an amp that can simply take all that tone and put it out into the world without undue colouration.
Markbass Big Bang Bass Amplifier Head
With an ever evolving user list and constant research and development, Markbass aren’t ones to sit around idle. From their lightweight and portable cabs to their feature packed amps and effects, this Italian based company has really solidified themselves in the bass market. Markbass have recently developed a new small sized high power, solid state head with some new features that people have been asking for.
MARKBASS AMPLIFICATION LM TUBE 800
Some bass players need the crisp and detailed sound of a solid state preamp to give them the most high-fidelity sound possible. Others need the warmth and fatness of a tube preamp to give them those growly, slightly smeared vintage textures. while others need it all wrapped up in a nice little bundle. That’s where the Markbass LM Tube 800 comes in. It’s a tiny little amp head designed to handle all of these sounds and to do it with grace and style.
MARKBASS CMD 121H BASS AMPLIFIER
Italy’s Markbass makes all sorts of bass amps in all sorts of price ranges, from tiny combos to impressive stacks. The CMD 121H combo is resigned to be a great multi-purpose, ultra-flexible amp for those who need the crispness of an all-solid-state design along with plenty of volume.
MUSIC MAN BH-500 AMP & 810 BS CABINET
Music Man’s amplifier range was used by many respectable names back in the day, but they’ve been unavailable for three decades. Unavailable, that is, until Markbass/DV Mark designed Marco De Virgiliis hit up Ernie Ball Music Man’s Sterling Ball by email one day proposing his company bring these classic designs back. “I have been approached about re-introducing the Music Man Amps so many times I have lost count,” Ball says. And re-introducing the amp line is exactly what they have done.
TC ELECTRONIC BH800
TC Electronic’s BH250 bass amp was a truly innovative piece of gear. A lightweight, full-featured micro bass head with an onboard tuner and the company’s TonePrint technology for loading signature effects from a roster of world-class players and experts. Perhaps its streamlined controls made some players long for just a little bit more while maintaining the portability and usability of the amp, and a little more power never goes astray. How about bumping it up to 800 watts?